Wilderness lies at the N2, the main road from Capetown to Port Elizabeth, at the heart of the Garden route.
The Garden route runs from Jeffrey’s Bay in the East to Mossel Bay in the West and is called the 'Green Longue' of South Africa. Characteristic for the vegetation is the unique fynbos with its 1600 plant- and flower species, such as proteas (like sugar bush), agapanthus, bougainvillea, arum and bird of paradise flowers. In addition to that you will also find the indigenous yellow wood, zwarthout, stinkwood and milkwood trees here. The Garden route has an abundant bird life, 200 species have been spotted.
Wilderness has a beautiful, long sandy beach, native forests, mountains, rivers, waterfalls and lakes. The village has a lovely centre with many small restaurants and cafes. There are fantastic golf courts in the area too.
Wilderness has a pleasant climate all year round. Temperatures are around 25 degrees in summer and our winters are moderate. You can swim in the sea but also in the lake.
Mossel Bay, George, Oudtshoorn, Knysna, the Montagu- and Swartberg Pass, the Outeniqua Mountains, Meiringspoort, the Zevenpassenweg, a wolf- and elephant park and Tsitsikamma National Park can be visited during a daytrip from Wilderness. A little bit further away you can find the Addo National Park, the only park where you can admire the Big Five without having to take anti-malaria medicines. You can combine this park with Graaff-Reinet -one of the oldest villages in South Africa- and the Valley of Desolation with its black eagles, in a trip of several days.
Clair Garden offers excursions of one or several days to all destinations mentioned above.